Fatal Occupational Injuries Incurred by Hispanic or Latino Workers in 2015
Hispanic or Latino workers are disproportionately more at risk of being injured or killed while at work. Check out this graph below for a comparison between injuries or deaths sustained by Hispanic or Latino workers vs all workers in the year 2015.
According to Bureau of Labor Statistics, “Hispanic or Latino workers accounted for 19 percent of all fatal occupational injuries in the United States in 2015. Fatal injuries incurred by Hispanic or Latino workers were 12 percent higher in 2015 than in the previous year, rising to 903 fatalities from 804 in 2014. The fatal injury rate also increased to 4.0 per 100,000 full-time equivalent (FTE) workers in 2015 from 3.7 per 100,000 FTE workers in 2014.”